Book Chapter

Aging entrepreneurs and volunteers: Transition in late career

S Ainsworth

Aging Workers and the Employee-Employer Relationship | Published : 2015


Entrepreneurship and volunteering seem very dissimilar activities – one involves starting a business and the other giving freely of your time to benefit others. Yet both these forms of non-traditional employment can feature in late career transition as ways of continuing involvement in work. This chapter reviews theory and research on older people, entrepreneurship and volunteering including evidence on the characteristics and motivations of those who choose these two forms of activity, as well as consideration of the way policy, economic and institutional contexts constrain and condition these choices. Entrepreneurship is often associated with youth, yet those over 50 more frequently start ..

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